August is a wicked month

I try to write every month on my blog. I am but an evening away from September with no words penned in August…Some musings for the last few hours of the month. I turned 39! I turned 39. I turned 39? #ITurned39 ____________________________________________________________________________________________ I have been listening to the beautiful country music of Courtney Marie…

Beeston Series #2

This is my final series of photographs from my first weekend with a good on loan camera. Alongside going into the park in Beeston, Leeds I wandered some of the streets. This was the hardest part of my mini weekend project. As with the park series I wanted to try and convey not only some…

Beeston Series #1

Following on from my last post, this is another series of photographs I took when I had access to a good quality camera. As well as exploring shapes, colours and views I attempted to produce some images to reflect and examine Beeston in south Leeds. Cross Flatts Park is for many people a central part…

My first weekend with a camera

I have had temporary access to a good camera this weekend…so I have been out exploring in south Leeds with it and I am going to do a couple of blog posts featuring some of my favourite images. To begin… It has been a really fascinating experience. I have enjoyed attempting to capture a level…

Illustration inspiration

I can’t recall the first time I saw an Idalia Candelas illustration but for a long time her beautifully simple images of women on their own have been for me a special source of inspiration. “Being alone is not being isolated from the world, it’s learning to live moments with you and enjoy your own company”….

National Writing Day

I have discovered it is National Writing Day. So I thought I should do some writing. What about? I am going to share some word and writing related unedited off the top of my head thoughts. ____________________________________________________________________________________________ I don’t always talk to myself very well. I try to live as a positive, thoughtful, empathetic person…

What am I like?

I have been living alone for one week. Before living in multiple house shares I lived with a partner and this is the first time all by myself. In the run up to my move I wondered what I would be like when no one else is there. Co-habitating with the intimate strangers who are…

(D)own the front

Mclusky’s iconic, ludicrous, fabulous, barnshackling rock wonderpiece ‘Mclusky Do Dallas’ opens with 16 strikes of a hi-hat. Then a crunchy riff. Hi-hat and vocals. “Eat what you are while you’re falling apart and it opened a can of worms”. Crunching. Hi-hat and vocals. “And the gun’s in my hand and I know it looks bad…

SatArtDay

A day of art in Leeds! I visited the Henry Moore Institute to see the ‘Senga Nengudi’ exhibition. It’s great! I learnt about Nengudi for the first time. From the programme; “Born in Chicago in 1943, Senga Nengudi has been a trailblazer in sculpture for fifty years…her work is characterised by a persistently radical experimentation…

Leeds Log Day 730

On my first day in Leeds I wrote on Facebook; “Leeds log day 1 – it’s all good”. This time last year, on the first anniversary of my move I wrote a blog post with my top tips for moving to a new city on your own https://inaflowerdress.wordpress.com/2017/11/18/when-i-first-came-here/ Today I thought I’d share a brief year two…